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The class Mammalia (1827)

Author: Cuvier, Georges, baron, 1769-1832; Griffith, Edward, 1790-1858; Pidgeon, Edward; Smith, Charles Hamilton; Landseer, Thomas, 1795-1880, ill; Basire, James, 1769-1835, engraver; Bradley, T., engraver; Clowes, William, 1779-1847, printer
Volume: v. 1 (1827)
Subject: Mammals
Publisher: London : Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker
Language: English
Call number: 39088010945251
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity

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Issued in 13 parts between 1824 and 1827, although the t.p. for each v. is dated 1827. See C.F. Cowan, "Notes on Griffith's Animal kingdom of Cuvier," J. Soc. Bib. Nat. Hist. (1969), 5 (2):137-140

Volume 5 has title: Synopsis of the species of the class Mammalia, as arranged with reference to their organization, by Cuvier, and other naturalists, with specific characters, synonyma, &c. &c

"London: printed by Willam Clowes ..."--Verso of t.p

Illustrators include Smith, Lewin, and Landseer; engravers include Griffith, Basire, and Bradley

"Preliminary sketch of the rise and progress of zoology"--V. 1, p. [xiii]-lxxx

Includes bibliographical references

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SCNHRB copy has stamp on verso of series t.p.'s: Smithsonian Instiution National Museum, Mar. 26, 1918; with accession nos.: 321643-321647. There is also an illegible autograph of a former owner in ink on t.p.'s

SCNHRB copy of v. 4 has p. 457-458 (presumably a cancelled leaf) partially torn out, with a replacement leaf inserted before it

SCNHRB copy has a later black buckram library binding with gilt-lettered spine; the margins of the text block have been cropped, slightly affecting some plates

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